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Today in Island History
1961 Spring on the Island. The Government declares a state of emergency after another snow storm, the 5th of the month, batters the province. Helicopters make mercy flights for stranded Islanders, 30 foot drifts submerge power lines.
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Events and Activities

Heritage Social Dance Group

Wednesdays starting March 13th
6:30-9:00 p.m.

No previous dance experience is needed, and a partner is not required.

The social dances that are learned are from several historical set dancing traditions that were popular during the 18th and 19th centuries and are still danced today around the world – Scottish country, English country, quadrilles and round dances.

Each evening, time will be devoted for beginners and less experienced dancers to learn basic steps and formations as they occur in simple dances. There will also be more complex dances and formations for experienced dancers. A dance party in the spring will feature a program of favourite dances from the classes.
For further information or to register, contact Karen Beauregard (, 902-569-5877) or Chris Scott (, 902-724-2278).

UPEI Master Class Reading
March 29 at 7:00 pm

UPEI students from the most recent creative writing master class will read from their poetry, non-fiction and/or fiction.
Writers will include Margie Carmichael, Shannon Courtney, Angela Deighan, Kandace Hagan, Rose Henbest, Glenda Rodd, Carter Smith, Monika Stewart, and Steven Plouffe.
Lee Ellen Pottie,, 902-566-0592


 Nature PEI
March 5th Tuesday
7:00 - 9:00 pm

PEI Genealogy Society
March 9th Saturday
12:00 - 4:00 pm

PEI Glenaladale House Estate
March 10th Sunday
2:00 -4:00 p.m. 
Hear about the history of the Glenaladale and the plans for the estate.

Seniors College
April 23rd Tuesday's at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

                                                           Beaconsfield Bookstore & Gift Shoppe
                                                 Visit our gift shop featuring Island books, magazines,
                                                                pottery, and handmade soaps

For more information about Beaconsfield Historic House or events in the Carriage House, please call 902-368-6603 or email
2 Kent Street, Charlottetown, PE